When Caspius overhears a few seconds of The Man with the Machine Gun from the Final Fantasy VIII soundtrack, his desire to play the game overwhelms his senses, spiralling The Day Tonight into yet another playthrough of Square Enix’s time-compression JRPG.
Lusipurr and SiliconNooB return from the future (which is now the past) to discuss the news of the present (which is both the past and the future)–but they almost come to blows over a disagreement about whether Shin Megami Tensei is good (or not).
The advent of the Xbonex sees all extant Xboné owners relegated to second-class status. Undeterred, Lusipurr, SiliconNooB, Imitanis, and Durga take up the cause of the oppressed and inveigh against unethical and exploitative business practises.
Lusipurr, SiliconNooB, and Adeki return to discussing video games in a week chock-full of news, including the potential announcement of StarCraft HD, and Square Enix’s novel approach of using dying children as a marketing point for Final Fantasy XV.
With the end of the Summer of Smash, SiliconNooB’s attentions are diverted to other, more Australian, pursuits, including kangaroos, exploding breasts, and inevitable panty-shots, leading Lusipurr to wonder if SN has become a covert SJW paedo-defender!
Egged on by SiliconNooB and Java, Lusipurr has too much egg nog, writes a Christmas song, and conjures up images of amiibos from the Ghost of Nintendo Future, including Human CentiPeach. Mel fails to appear, but Bup arrives with a Christmas wishlist.
The untimely death of Joliver Biebtok leaves the industry in shock; hence, there is no news. Ginia goes into mourning, and Bup weeps until he can no longer speak. Strangely, Lusi, SN, and Biggs manage to carry on just fine despite the tragedy.